Ivanka Trump and the American Dream

These are tough times for the American Dream. The land of opportunity goes looking for a friend these days and winds up with Ms Ivanka Trump, former princess of Manhattan.

Waxing philosophical on Fox News recently, she expressed doubts that real folks in the United States would ever embrace the left-wing idea of a guaranteed income. "I don't think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something," she said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2019, with the headline 'Ivanka Trump and the American Dream'. Print Edition | Subscribe